Why Trump is Hitler
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The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) these days is claiming that the Digital Millennium Copyright act (DMCA) is an unfair giveaway that is letting Google run roughshod over copyrights, and profit over wrongdoing. They say we need new legislation to protect copyright. What they’re throwing down the memory hole is that the DMCA was their bill.
Tim Westergren founded Pandora, a company about streaming popular music to people over the Internet. They don’t make the music, they just play it for you. He’s retaking control of his company. Watch for it to remain hyper aggressive in lobbying for a special deal from Washington to cut costs.
If you run a normal hotel, and prostitutes dressed discreetly book overnight stays to take their clients for a visit, nobody’s going to blame the hotel as aiding a prostitution ring. However if you run a ‘hotel’ that charges an hourly rate, and the same women are constantly seen bringing men in all day long for one hour at a time, then a reasonable person | Read More »
The Louisiana GOP put up the whoremonger David Vitter up as their top candidate, sending him into the runoff against Democrat John Bel Edwards. And well, as a result of that lapse in judgement, Edwards won. Now they’re paying the price for that as Edwards is so eager to tax and spend that he’s passing unconstitutional taxes that harm independent business people in the state.
So, the FCC put out another report (the “706 report”) that just pushes an agenda rather than reporting the true facts about high speed Internet in America. Commissioners McDowell and Pai tell it like it is. We’ve also got Broadband for America telling the story. I’m not even worried about the details: the FCC is saying what they feel they must say to justify expanding | Read More »
Another quick one tonight. Ah, the joys of there being no Internet crushing legislation or regulation under consideration right now. Cue the dramatic music: While it’s true that both Oracle and Google were paying people online to write for their side (not that I was even offered a penny; I’m thinking it’s more because I’m unimportant than that I have some reputation of some sort), | Read More »
So with Cliff Stearns having lost his primary race for re-election, it’s time we started thinking about who to elevate on Energy and Commerce. I think Marsha Blackburn deserves a lot more prominence. She’s doing a good job there. Ecuador: haven for serial rapists and spies. Julian Assange has fled from authorities in two countries now, taking asylum in the Ecuador embassy from the UK | Read More »
I guess legislatively it’ll be slow going the rest of this year, thanks to the elections. So Tech at Night just may be shorter for a while to come. That’s good for my sleep schedule, I believe. Though the aftermath continues of Harry Reid’s failure to ram through the Lieberman-Collins Cybersecurity Act, as John McCain, Kay Bailey Hutchison, and other Republicans criticized Harry Reid for | Read More »
Time to defend Google: It’s unfair to attack them for excluding Youtube from its “anti-piracy” penalties, when they’re also excluding every other popular site driven by user-generated content. Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Youtube are four sites that, whether Google-owned or not, need to be indexed and valued to a degree. The point of the penalty is to punish illegitimate sites, not legitimate sites with some | Read More »